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Monday 20 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol, kerosene, and diesel prices have decreased for September - October starting today, September 20, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority, while the LPG price has increased for September - December.
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Monday 23 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop focusing on finance opportunities for climate action projects in Tonga was held on Friday, 20 August by the Climate Change Department.
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Friday 9 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electricity Commission has approved the government's 'Lifeline Tariff Discount Scheme' effective for the power consumption from 1 July 2021. The discounted tariff of 7.67 seniti/kWh is to apply to the regulated tariff of 80.71 seniti/kWh, only to the power customers consumed between 0-100 kWh/month, to maintain the electricity tariff at 73.04 seniti/kWh. Koia ai kuo tali 'e he Komisoni 'Uhila 'a e holo ko 'eni 'o kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aho 1 Siulai 2021. - Electricity Commission
Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 20 participants, including 10 solar PV technicians, attended a renewable energy mini-grid training in Neiafu, Vava’u on 28-30 April as part of resilience development in Tonga.
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Tuesday 27 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Setitaia Chen, who has been Tonga Power Ltd's Chief Executive Officer since August 2018, resigned last Friday, 23 April, due to family reasons. Nikolasi Fonua is now Acting CEO.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Competent Authority has approved a 6% increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 31.03 seniti per litre as from January 2021 to March 2021. Kuo tali 'e he Pule Fe'unga ke hiki 'a e totongi 'o e Iola tisolo 'a ia ke kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aha 18 Ma'asi 2021. 'Oku tokoni 'eni ki hono hiki 'a e totongi Iola 'aki 'a e seniti 'e 31.03 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2021 ki Ma'asi 2021.
Monday 22 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An environmental study on seabed mining for “polymetallic nodules” - rocks that contain metals needed to build batteries, is underway in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific between Hawaii and Mexico. The aim is to use the metals to power electric cars. The study is being undertaken by DeepGreen Metals Inc., a Canadian-based seafloor mining developer, which acquired Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) last year, and has sponsorship from the Tonga government for seabed exploration. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tonga Power Limited staff directly involved with a petition that allegedly threatened to turn off the power supply to the country, and called for a TPL staff strike on October 2, have been asked to take time off from work while investigations are conducted, according to management today.
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Monday 29 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. announced its lowest electricity tariffs in 14 years, as diesel prices continue to drop during the CoViD-19 pandemic. A 16.4% reduction in the tariff will last for three months from 1 July 2020 unless otherwise reviewed.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ambitious goal to achieve 50% renewable energy this year has been moved to 2021, confirmed Tonga Power Ltd (TPL) at a stakeholder seminar on 28 February. However, TPL is also exploring a more aggressive plan to try and achieve the target by the end of this year.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second Large scaled Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be built at Matatoa after an agreement was signed today between Tonga Power Limited and Akuo Energy SAS.
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Friday 1 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of electricity has increased starting today, 1 November, from $0.799 to $0.8316 per kWh, approved by the Electricity Commission. With the tarriff increase, Tonga Power Ltd. expects to recover $1.6 million over 12 months, to offset losses in fuel costs.
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Friday 17 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Artwork made out of recycled materials was exhibited to raise awareness of climate change, at the launch of Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP2), at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall today, 17 August.
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Friday 18 August 2017

Thayngen, Switzerland
Only two countries in the Asia and Pacific region made this year's top ten list of the world's best solar-energy countries, ranked by the SolarSuperState Association. Japan was third and Australia ninth. So far, Tonga has not been ranked this year due to a lack of current information.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A centre to fast-track the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the private sector and business communities throughout the Pacific has started operating out of its base in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this month.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Apia, Samoa
Finding the best areas to generate solar power in Pacific Island countries is now possible with a new free tool, Global Solar Atlas, facilitated by the World Bank, and launched today, 31 July, at the Pacific Power Association (PPA) Conference in Apia, Samoa. At the click of a button, the application will help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for this renewable energy.
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Thursday 6 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's power tariffs have decreased by 4.66 seniti per kWh from 85.86 seniti per kWh to 81.20 seniti per kWh, from 1July 2017. This represents a 5.4% reduction in tariff from last quarter.
Thursday 6 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A roof top solar system at the Prince Wellington Ngu Hospital, Vava'u, was officially inaugurated on July 3 by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala.
Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) office was marked in Nuku’alofa on 26 April, during an event held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 high level delegates and experts will meet in Nuku’alofa on April 24-28 for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting, to discuss the latest international and regional developments affecting the region in these sectors.
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